Documentary Films

Since the mid-1980s, MacArthur has supported more than 300 films that combine exceptional storytelling with in-depth journalism. These films are often used in educational, community, and policymaking settings to spark conversations and activities that contribute to social and policy change.

Now showing "All Documentary Films"

  • American Promise begins in 1999 and follows two African-American boys through their 12 year journey at one of Manhattan’s most prestious prep schools. More
  • American Sons takes a comprehensive look at how racism shapes the lives of Asian American men, challenging commonly held conceptions and stereotypes. More
  • An examination of the U.S. poverty programs created during the 1960s. More
  • Exploring efforts of a suburban high school to address racial equity and academic achievement More
  • An American Love Story features the Wilson-Sims family and follows them for a year and a half, chronicling their lives as a biracial couple. More
  • Ancestors in America seeks to uncover the history of Asian immigrants in the Americas in a three part series, stretching back to the days before the Revolutionary War. More
  • Showing the daily struggles and inner lives of students and teachers at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the closing years of America’s longest war More
  • Looks at the state of women's human rights in Ethiopia, Latvia, Jamaica and Fiji. More
  • Two successful business owners, facing no visible path to legal immigration status, must decide if they should leave it all behind and return home. More
  • As Goes Janesville follows the political and economic upheaval in Wisconsin as factories shut down and politicians leave workers behind. More
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